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THE CHIEF MARSHAL 

THE CLASS MARSHALS 

CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE 

INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS EMERITI 

THE GRADUATE FACULTY 

THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY 



THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the 
Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is in- 
dicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a 
club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it 
gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative 
forums and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from 
mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Assistant Professor of Industrial 
Education. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering 
Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. 

The College motto is "LuxEt Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). 



ORDER OF EXERCISES 

♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn 

James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Organist 

INVOCATION The Reverend Willie Gwyn, M.A. 

Pastor, Happy Home Baptist Church 

SELECTION: "See, The Conquering Hero Comes" Georg F. Handel 

Savannah State College Concert Choir 
James Thompson, Conductor 
Jerome Glover, Accompanist 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D., Acting President 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Benjamin L. Hooks, J.D. 

Executive Director, NAACP 

SELECTION: "Hold On" Jester Hairston 

Savannah State College Mens Glee Club 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Charles Wade, Ed.D. 

Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Division of Business Administration Mary C. Torian, Ed.D. 

Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. 

Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. 

Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. 

Division of Social Sciences Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D. 

Division of Technical Sciences Lester B. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D. 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Clyde W. Hall 

Assisted by Charles Wade 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE 

GRADUATE DEGREES James A. Eaton, Ed.D. 

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies 
Armstrong State College and Savannah State College 

CONFERRING OF JOINT GRADUATE DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D. 

President, Armstrong State College 
Clyde W. Hall 

ALUMNI INDUCTION Earl Brown, J.D. 

President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association 

Columbia, South Carolina 

PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES 

FOR COMMISSION Commander John Slaven, M.S. 

Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. 

ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander John Slaven 

PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Vera Sancte Spiritus" The Rev. Samuel Williams, 

M.Div. 

College Minister 
ANNOUNCEMENTS 
SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 
BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams 

College Minister 
SEVEN-FOLD AMEN 

**RECESSIONAL "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar 

James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

*The audience is requested to remain seated. 
**The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. 



Saccalaureate Segree* (Honitttth 



DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Accounting 

Agada, Columbus C Nigeria 

Bascombe, Clifford British, West Indies 

James, Zelda M Savannah 

Lyles, Donella F Nuptune, N.J. 

McDougal, Gwin L Valdosta 

Murphy, Samuel Claxton 

Scott, Morris T. P Gainesville 

Speede, Wendy Arlene Bronx, N.Y. 

Verdree, Marsha A Savannah 

Whitfield, Carolyn Augusta 

Williams, Robert L Macon 



General Business Administration 

Adams, Williams W Savannah 

Allen, Ricky J Macon 

Brooker, Lenion Savannah 

Brown, Lee Ann Augusta 

Brown, Willie E Waycross 

Bryant, Dianne Savannah 

Bryant, Michael M Thomasville 

Butler, Debra Ruth Savannah 

Farley, Cheryl D Savannah 

Griggs, Valincenia Macon 

*Herrington, Henry W Savannah 

Holmes, Gloria A Savannah 

Jackson, Debra M Savannah 

Lee, Glenn Savannah 

Lundy, Michael J Sparta 

Mincey, John Edward Savannah 

Parish, Cheryl Ann Woodbine 

♦Reynolds, Richard Picynne, Mississippi 

*Roberson, Ronald E Savannah 

Royal, Frettie Girard 

Stewart, Robert Augusta 

Williams, Beverly F Macon 

Williams, Margie Waynesboro 

Williams, Marion Macon 

Williams, Sylvia Swainsboro 

Wright, Amelia D Atlanta 



Management and Marketing 

Harper, Curtis E Guyton 

♦Johnson, Patrick Savannah 

Wilson, Bobby Jeanne Savannah 



Office Administration 

Mobley, Barbara Maria Savannah 

Owens, Faye Alice Twin City 

Thomas, Bobby Jean Twin City 

Economics 
Scott, James Savannah 

Finance 
Williams, Deanie Savannah 

DIVISION OF EDUCATION 

Elementary Education 

Allen, Hazel Hartwell 

♦Burns, Brenda Savannah 

Chestnut, Darlene Brunswick 

Ervin, Rosalind K Guyton 

Garvin, Donald T Ridgeland, S.C. 

Gerrard, Deborah Ann Savannah 

Hinkins, Patricia Ann Wadley 

Hodge, Jacqueline L Savannah 

Johnson, Elinor Young Savannah 

Marsh, Brenda C Savannah 

Morgan, Lavonia P Savannah 

Roberson, Gwendolyn R Savannah 

Smith, James Blakely 

Smith, Mary Ann Baxley 

Thomas, Marie Washington Savannah 

Whitaker, Carrie L Kingsland 

Williams, Dolly Ann Savannah 

SECONDARY EDUCATION 

Art Education 
Jackson, Mitchell Savannah 

Business Education 

Jenkins, Elizabeth -.:..•■ Savannah 

Pollard, Deborah Savannah 

Stewart, Dianne Girard 

Chemistry Education 

Holley, Luteunda Holmes Savannah 

Industrial Art Education 

Griffin, Emanuel L Savannah 

Jones, Mark Van Savannah 

Smith, Marvin A Sparta 



Trade and Industrial Education 
Garland, James A Savannah 

Mathematics Education 
Smalls, Audrey Savannah 

Physical Education 

Anderson, Joan Y Waynesboro 

Glass, Tracy J Suitland, Maryland 

Keeton, Ollie M Tampa, Florida 

Kwawa, Leonard Ghana 

Rooks, Burnette Larry Brunswick 

Scott, Clarence St. Petersburg. Florida 

Singleton, Julius C Savannah 

Williams, Janner K Savannah 

Social Studies Education 

Larry, Geraldine R Savannah 

Toson, Joan Ford Jankin 



DIVISION OF HUMANITIES 

English Language and Literature 

Ladson, Stephanie D Savannah 

Morant, Louis Georgetown, South Carolina 

Reddick, Sandra L Savannah 

Ruff, Julia LaVerne Savannah 



DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES 

Biology 

Banks, Louis L LaGrange 

Burke, Lurene D Waynesboro 

*Minor, Gregory K Ft. Benning 

*Patterson, Roosevelt Louisville 

Salami, Sule A Nigeria 

Williams, Jennie L Savannah 

Chemistry 

Chisholm, Ada Louise Savannah 

Corey, Juliandre M Savannah 

Jackson, Bernard Macon 

Lowman, Freddie Savannah 

Philbrick, Dorsey Summerville 



Mathematics 

Anderson, Ervin D Dublin 

Butler, Pamela Savannah 

Campbell, Sylathia D Savannah 

Kharanmandi, Lilla A Iran 

Williams, Cash A Savannah 



DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 

Criminal Justice 

Bennett, Wayne Jacksonville, Fla. 

Brock, Newton Thompson Macon 

Calhoun, Marshall L Elberton 

Johnson, Tanya E Waycross 

Sanders, Yvonne F Atlanta 

Shaw, Larry C Tifton 

Sherman, Kathy Sharon Savannah 

Simmons, Charles D Barnesville 

Small, Fannie L Savannah 

Stevens, Joe N Riceboro 

Stevens, John Midway 

Wiley, Lance Savannah 



History 
Wright, Sarah Virginia Bluffton 



Political Science 

Burgman, Cathy Geniece Valdosta 

Home, Jurell McRae 

Royal, Elsie Girard 



Social Work 

Ingersoll, Nancy L Columbus 

LaVant, Edna Savannah 

Sampson, Alethia Savannah 

Sims, Pearletta Atlanta 

White, Salathia A Savannah 



Sociology 

Blake, Brenda Rincon 

Little, Phyllis Loretta Athens 

West, Peggy Savannah 



DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES 
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

Civil Engineering Technology 

Amijari, Khosrow Iran 

Cummings, Benny Thompson 

Funnye, Ray Charles Georgetown, S.C. 

Ghafourian, Medhi Iran 

Gholamli, Akvan Iran 

Semsar, Mehdi Iran 

Strowbridge, Edward Savannah 



Electronics Engineering Technology 

Amiri, Mohammad Jafar Iran 

Dehbororigi, Nezam Iran 

Duncan, Aldean Macon 

Farahmand, Morteza Iran 

Gholampoor, Behnam Iran 

Goodwine, George Savannah 

Graham, Otha L Vidalia 

Hagins, Sylvester R Savannah 

McBride, Johnathan Savannah 

Pittman, Rocky B Blakely 

Tahanha, Jalai Iran 

Thomas, Eric Jones Savannah 

Tomecek, Miloslav Savannah 



Mechanical Engineering Technology 
Haywood, John W Savannah 

Dietetics and Institutional Management 

Jenkins, Cheryl Evon Savannah 

Robinson, Cheryl Ann Savannah 



Textiles and Clothing 

Cutter, Marcia A Savannah 

Knox, Orris L Atlanta 

Relaford, Millicent D Savannah 

Williams, Minnie Mae Atlanta 



*In absentia 

NOTE: 

Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive 
evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and 
whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. 



THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF 
ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 

Candidates For the Master of Education 

and 

The Master of Business Administration Degrees 

June 3, 1979 



MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Charles Estes Frost, Jr B.S. Military Academy, West Point 1972 

Karen M. Kinsaul B.S. Armstrong State College 1975 

J. Bruce Launey B.S. University of Southwestern Louisiana 1968 

Charles Edward Lea B.S. Mississippi College 1971 

Hugh A. Loyd B.B.A. Armstrong State College 1973 

Charles Eugene Seyle B.S. University of Georgia 1967 

Lester H. Wilson B.S. Armstrong State College 1968 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 

Eleanor Sue B. Mock B.S. Georgia Southern College 

Robert Lynch Ray B.S. La Verne College 



1965 
1975 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

Virginia Smith Huber B.S. Armstrong State College 

Sandra Anne Jackson B.S. Atlantic Christian College 

Mary M. Allen Lockhart B.S. Savannah State College 

Carolyn Bradley Matheny B.S. Memphis State University 

JoAnna D. Munroe B.S. University of Akron 

Rebecca O'Neal B.S. Savannah State College 

Melba McAllister Priestley B.S. Georgia Southern College 

Gale L. Silcox ' B.S. Troy State University 

Karen Jennings Sinclair B.S. Georgia Southern College 

Peggy Ginn Tuten B.S. Winthrop College 

Henry L. Walker, Jr B.S. Morehouse College 

Gloria Ellen Weiner B.A. New York University 



1969 
1967 
1976 
1971 
1967 
1976 
1953 
1973 
1971 
1949 
1969 
1963 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN-BEHAVIOR DISORDERS 
Eleanore L. Count B.A. Mary Mount of Virginia 1974 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN-BEHAVIOR DISORDERS 



Margot Magdelene Novikoff B.S. 

Mary Ann Pickard B.S. 

Kathryn F. Yocco B.S. 

Martha Tison Youngblood B.S. 



Central State University 
Hampton Institute 
Savannah State College 
Armstrong State College 



1967 
1963 
1974 
1972 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 



Cheryl Russell Adamson B.S. 

Linda Pelli Harper B.S. 

Pearson, Margaret A. Roberts B.S. 

Sharon S. Tenenbaum B.S. 

Loretta Yvonne Whitney B.S. 



West Georgia College 
Georgia Southern College 
Savannah State College 
Armstrong State College 
Savannah State College 



1966 
1966 
1975 
1976 
1977 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION 



Jessica Elizabeth Harris B.S. 

Parvaneh Maleki Dehbozorgi B.S. 



Armstrong State College 
Pahlavi University 



1974 
1977 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY EDUCATION 



Ginger R. Bryan B.S. 

Shirley Oliver Donaldson B.S. 

Marian Bartak Malac B.A. 

Robert Spahn B.S. 

Jan Zak B.A. 



Armstrong State College 
University of Georgia 
Duke University 
University of North Alabama 
Armstrong State College 



1977 
1969 
1952 
1964 
1976 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 
Vicki Gene Norwich B.S. Middle Tennessee State University 1974 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE EDUCATION 
James Bernard Rosser B.S. Florida A & M University 



1970 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 

HONOR GRADUATES 

JUNE 3, 1979 



SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 to 4.000) 
Thomas Eric Jones 



MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) 
Gwin L. McDougal 
Burnette L. Rooks 

Sule A. Salami 
Wendy A. Speede 
Marsha A. Verdree 



CUM LAUDE (3.00 to 3.399) 

William W. Adams Elinor Y. Johnson 

Khosrow Amyari Lilla A. Kharanmandi 

Wayne Bennett Edna M. Lavant 

Brenda J. Burns Sandra L. Reddick 

Gerald Crawford Joseph L. Rogers 

Rosalind K. Ervin Frettie Royal 

Morteza Farahmand Clarence Scott 

James Garland Audrey D. Smalls 

Behnam Gholampoor Marvin A. Smith 

Valincenia Griggs Mary Ann Smith 

John W. Haywood John A. Stevens 

Mitchell Jackson Carolyn Whitfield 

Zelda M. James Cash A. Williams 



MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL 
HONOR SOCIETY 

Sandra LaVerne Reddick Sule A. Salami 

Burnette L. Rooks Wendy Aclene Speede 

James E. Smith 



MEMBERS OF BETTA KAPPA CHI NATIONAL 

SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY 

Sule A. Salami 



MEMBERS OF KAPPA DELTA PI HONOR SOCIETY 
Mitchell Jackson Audrey Smalls 

Leonard Kwawa Mary A. Smith 

Rebecca O'Neal Joan Ford Toson 

Joseph Leroy Rogers Kathryn F. Yocco 

Burnette Larry Rooks Loretta Yvonne Whitney 



MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU 
NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCES HONOR SOCIETY 
Newton T. Brock Edna Melissa Lavant 

Yvonne F. Sanders 



MEMBERS OF SIGMA TAU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY 
Sandra L. Reddick 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 



Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 
To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. 
Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 
We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 
Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 
Help us know that life, short or long, 
Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

REFRAIN 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where theflow'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C. 

— J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1979 Summer School June 12 - August 15 

1979 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 17 

Upperclassmen, September 21 



ACADEMIC COSTUMES 

Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval 
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody 
wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable 
system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system 
which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, 
the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- 
shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates 
the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by 
presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for 
all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred 
on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn 
closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the 
wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part 
of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn 
open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. 
The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- 
demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down 
the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the 
college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and 
shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and 
three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made 
with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their 
degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may 
be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them 
by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer 
to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and 
tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American 
Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Agriculture Maise 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Science Golden Yellow 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- 
ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.